Xiangxiang, the last known Yangtze giant softshell turtle, died at Suzhou Zoo on the weekend. Photo: Suzhou Daily Xiangxiang, the last known Yangtze giant softshell turtle, died at Suzhou Zoo on the weekend. Photo: Suzhou Daily
Xiangxiang, the last known Yangtze giant softshell turtle, died at Suzhou Zoo on the weekend. Photo: Suzhou Daily

Yangtze turtle on brink of extinction with death of last known female in China

  • Just three of the species thought to remain alive after ninety-something Xiangxiang’s death on the weekend
  • Reptile dies after fifth failed attempt at artificial insemination

Topic |   China Society
Xiangxiang, the last known Yangtze giant softshell turtle, died at Suzhou Zoo on the weekend. Photo: Suzhou Daily Xiangxiang, the last known Yangtze giant softshell turtle, died at Suzhou Zoo on the weekend. Photo: Suzhou Daily
Xiangxiang, the last known Yangtze giant softshell turtle, died at Suzhou Zoo on the weekend. Photo: Suzhou Daily
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